Weird stuff & awesome cookbooks


When I first started earning my own money, I went a little mad.  If I saw any little random thing I wanted, I'd buy it.  I didn't have responsibilities, I lived at home, and had no other outgoings.  So I would pretty much spend my entire wages on beer and weird stuff from the internet.

Then we got a house, a mortgage, a car, a family of animals and then we got married.  So those weird things from the internet did not tempt me as much as say, eating or having heating.  I'm funny like that.  I like to eat and be warm.

But I still like to pretend that I have the money to spend on stuff I don't need.

Which is why my amazon wishlist is a weird weird place to go.

I mean who ever really checks on that stuff anyway?  I have years of wishes piled back up in there.  Most of them are kitchen related.  I have a WHOLE FRICKEN FOLDER of cookbooks.

I still want most of them.

I regret nothing.

So here's a collection of the strangest things I found on my amazon wishlist and I'll finish it off with a few of the most awesome cookbooks.

Because yay, it's Friday!

WARNING: The story behind wanting this is so stupid, that only the people that were there believe it.  Yes, it's THAT strange.  It was about 3 years ago, and we were driving to work.  I was in the car, moaning because I was so hungry.

"Kris I'm starving..."
"You are not starving..."
"I am! I am so hungry, I could eat a horse..."

We pulled up to work (we work on an estate filled with shops and factories,) and sat there, not 10 feet away from us next to a kitchen workshop....  WAS A BLOODY HORSE.  Just staring at us like we were evil.

Let's take a moment here, because of all the prayers I've made that COULD have been answered...  Like the times I wanted Scarlett Johansson's arse, or wanted to do well on exam, even a mini prayer that I won't fall over today.....  The horse prayer.  That's what got answered.

Turned out it all had a very logical explanation.  First it was a donkey... so I can't even identify basic animals, and secondly, it belonged to a group of travelling gypsies which has set up camp in the car parks behind the estate.  Their donkey horse had got free and wandered into the units.

But still, it's a joke that continues to this day, where I cannot say "I could eat a horse, for fear that one will magically appear like last time."

But anything that even remotely reminds me of this story?  WINNER.  Also I love pasta.

I saw this and laughed for about 20 minutes.  Who the hell would not want a jug shaped like a chicken?  You know what's even better?  A chicken jug where the stuff pours out of her beak.  Maybe I'm just easily amused but that would perk my day right up...

"Why yes thank you..."
-Pours milk out of chicken-

I think it would liven up sulky rich people tea parties if this was included in their tea sets.  Maybe they wouldn't all look like they just took it up the bum, maybe they don't need flashy cars and estates and helicopters.  Maybe all they have been missing in their lives is chicken jugs.  That sentence was weird.  I could erase it but then that would be taking it back and I stand by my statement.

Chicken jugs for life.  In the wishlist it goes.

Earlier in the week, The sugar hit posted an awesome doughnut recipe, and I was majorly envious of her perfect looking doughnuts.  "How do I get mine to stop coming out like monkey butts?"  I asked.

The answer is apparently good dough and a doughnut cutter.  So I went searching.  You wouldn't think there would be much variety in  them but man, people get pretty passionate about doughnuts.  Some of the cutters had awful reviews, and if I'm ditching my monkey butt method, I need the alternative to work.  I don't want to go from a butt to a hula hoop.

I still wasn't sure of my decision so I put about 5 different types in my wishlist.  Which looks a little strange.  Like I'm an avid collector of doughnut cutters or something.

Why wouldn't I want something that combines three things I love?  Drinking tea, Doctor who and pouring liquid out of weird vessels (see chicken jug).  Plus it matches my kitchen.... and the mug I already own.  Man I love doctor who.  If it matched I would not be ashamed to have Doctor who bedsheets.

But it just sits in my wishlist because I can't justify buying another teapot when I already have so many.

Sad face.

I'm not sorry, I am addicted to oversized novelty items like this.  It's hilarious.  I would buy just so I could say  "I'm just sharpening my carrots" Which isn't even funny.  That's what this brings out in me.

However, I got a spiralizer earlier in the year and this just lost all it's appeal.  Still in my wishlist though?

Of course.

I.... I don't actually know.  It's in there with an inflatable palm tree so I'm guessing it was for my 21st birthday party (it was a tropical theme) but then I just don't know.  I really really don't.

Cool though.

Avocado Saver and Holder

It might look like a weird sandal, or a backpack for a turtle, but a pretty cool gadget for saving your avocados.  I eat a lot of avocados.  They can be expensive.  I'm not wasting them.

So I've come to that point in my life where I start adding actual helpful stuff to my wishlist, things that would make my life easier, rather than inflatable bananas and pasta measurers in the shape of a horse.

This slightly depresses me as it means I am becoming 'A Real Proper Grown Up' who wants to save her vegetables, but doesn't know if she quite wants to part with a fiver to do so.








The other thing I noticed in my wishlist was the amount of cookbooks I have saved.  Some of them look amazing as well!  ONLY THREE WEEKS TO MY BIRTHDAY.  I NEED SOME OF THESE IN MY LIFE.

All the pictures are linked up, have a peek, there are so many awesome cookbooks out there!

What's the strangest thing on your amazon wishlist?  Comment below!

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  1. This is brilliant. I love that spaghetti measurer and surely everyone needs an inflatable banana! My wishlist is pretty boring, mostly stuff for the kids. But my birthday is coming up next month so maybe I'll add a few things on there and discreetly point my husband in that direction!

    1. Teeehe, do it! They do sell some very strange things on amazon...

  2. That tardis tea pot is fun! Love your cookbook amazon list is pretty boring..some baking gadgets, that's all...have to add some of your cookbooks on my list.
    Thanks for sharing, Emma.

    1. Thanks Angie, I do have some normal stuff in there too, but usually I will sucumb and buy it eventually!

  3. I have to HAVE that chicken jug it's sooooo cool :D and that TARDIS teapot is a must have as well. My wish list has all sorts of weird and wonderful things on it and the ever growing list of cookbooks is crazy. I don't have enough room in my house to actually own them but hey ho a girl can dream!

    1. Cheers Emma! Glad to know I'm not the only one with a weird wishlist! My cookbook list is overtaking my normal reading list! Eek!

  4. I love this :-) So I really want an avocado saver now....ah no scrap that I need one.. The spaghetti measurer is just genius. Going to have a hunt on Amazon for new things too!

    1. hahaha, Good to know I've instilled the shopping need into others. I keep putting that avocado saver into my basket and never checking out. Need the push!

  5. Awesome selection of cookbooks! I'm desperate for the Dirty Food book, right up my street ;)

    Katie xoxo


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